The BIO Equality and Diversity Committee (BIO-E&D) The BIO Equality and Diversity Committee (BIO-E&D)

Within the School of Biological Sciences, activities are coordinated by the BIO Equality and Diversity Committee (BIO-E&D), a cross-departmental initiative led by co-chairs Dr Simone Immler and Prof Michael Wormstone. The group includes academic, technical and administrative staff, post-doctoral Research Associates and post-graduate research students from across the whole school, as well as professionals from Human Resources and the Equality and Diversity Office. BIO-E&D also works closely with staff from the Centre for Staff and Educational Development (CSED) and the Career Service

Since its inception in September 2012, BIO-E&D has met monthly to analyse and reflect on cultural practices that affect equality at all levels within the school.

Having achieved Bronze status in 2013, BIO-E&D led the successful application for Athena SWAN silver status awarded in 2016. 

Name Position
  Full Members:

Dr Simone Immler 


Prof Michael Wormstone 

Co-chairs.  Also represent the School at the SCI Faculty and UEA-wide Athena SWAN Steering Groups.
Dr Richard Bowater Reader
Abbey Doormann Undergraduate Student
Siobhan Dorai-Raj Project Coordinator - Athena SWAN and Equality & Diversity, Faculty of Science
Alice Dore PhD student
Dr Julie Eldred Contract Research Staff
Dr Emily Fowler Contract Research Staff
Emma Godbold Head of School PA
Matthew Gooch Project Office (Equality and Diversity), Human Resources
Georgina Hallsworth Local Support team
Dominic Lucey Undergraduate student
Amy Meyer Human Resources Adviser
Dr Catriona Morrison Associate Tutor
Charlotte Price School Manager
Graham Riley Disability Liaison Officer
Rachel Rogers Human Resources Adviser
Dr Gary Rowley Senior Lecturer & Placement Officer
Dr Maria Vardakou Director of Admissions
Jo Wright Teaching Technician
  Affiliated Members:
Prof Andrew Bourke Director of Research
Simon Butler Lecturer
Dr Mark Coleman Director of Learning and Teaching
Dr Gabriella Kelemen Senior Lecturer
Dr Lewis Spurgin Web Manager
Vacancy BIO Equality & Diversity Blog Editor